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New Energy Efficiency Standards will be effective from 1st April 2018, following recent legislation changes, which will mean it will be unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC Rating of F or G (i.e. the lowest 2 grades of energy efficiency).
The onus will be on landlords to ensure the measures are in place. This will require all rental properties which are the subject of new leases and renewals from April to achieve a minimum Energy Performace Certificate rating of 'E' or better. The scale runs from A to G, and the new regulations mean that properties with 'F' or 'G' will be classified as substandard and legally forbidden from being put on the market until their ratings have been improved to 'E' or above.
If you know your property does not meet the new regulations we recommend you have your property assessed and implement the recommendations to bring it up to standard to meet the regulations.
We are pleased to give advice on the legislation and its implications to your assets. Call our on 01462 455434 and speak a member of our team.